Spinal cord compression occurs due to any condition that may put pressure on the spinal cord. This could take place due to bone fragments from a fracture of the vertebrae pressing on the spinal cord, or due to a ruptured disc between the vertebrae putting pressure on the spinal cord. Spinal cord compression may also be caused by blood clots due to bleeding disorders, pus (abscesses), swelling due to a spinal cord injury, and cancerous or non-cancerous tumours. The compression may take place anywhere along the spinal cord, from the neck to the lower spine.
The risk for a spinal cord compression is higher for people who generally use poor lifting techniques, have to lift heavy weights frequently by virtue of their jobs, or those suffering from osteoarthritis.
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